4th Annual Middle East Healthcare
Informatics Summit

Seamless Integration for Superior Healthcare

Industry at a Glance

The Middle East has been witnessing a boom in healthcare investments with public and private investment in the sector forecasted at more than USD 150 billion for 2016. According to a report by Gartner, healthcare providers in the Middle East and North Africa would have spent US $3 billion on IT products and services in 2014 alone, an increase of 1.3 percent over 2013. This includes spending by hospitals and hospital systems, as well as ambulatory service and physicians' practices on internal services, software, IT services, data center, devices & telecom services.

A major challenge facing Healthcare Informatics, as Healthcare strives to catch up with other industries as far as cost, quality and efficiency improvement is: how to reduce the discrepancy between what is deployed and what is really needed by the complex and stochastic healthcare services and providers. In other words, healthcare informatics cannot afford to treat healthcare providers as passive end users. The success of healthcare systems and technology and its future depends on how informatics professionals bring in the healthcare providers and integrate them into the development and deployment process.

The industry has witnessed in recent years that clinicians are becoming increasingly involved in the development and procurement of information technology in healthcare. Moreover, policy makers, payers and healthcare providers are working towards empowering users with information to manage their own care better and make decisions in partnership with healthcare providers.

Advisory Committee

Deborah Green
EVP/Chief Innovation and Global Services Officer, American Health Information Management Association
Dr. Mohammad Al Redha
Director Health Data & Information Analysis Department, Dubai Health Authority
Dr. Osama Elhassan
Head of e-Health Section Health, Data Information Analysis Department, Dubai Health Authority
Hussein Albishi
HIM and Clinical Coding Specialist, Advisor to Vice Minister of Health, Ministry of Health Saudi
Dr. Amir Hekmatpour
Chief Healthcare Informatics Officer, CMS Healthcare
Dr. Mustafa Qurban
Assistant Military Hospitals Director in Eastern Province for ICT and Consultant and Director IT, King Fahd Military Medical Complex KFMMC
Gerard Rechdan
Director of Engineering and Information Systems, Bellevue Medical Center

Sponsorship Opportunities

MEHIS 2016 in Pictures

2016 Testimonials

  • The event showed the latest trends in the industry especially within the gulf which was interesting to know.
    - Ebtesam Salem, Ministry of Health UAE
  • Fruitful event, was impressed with the forum overall especially the diversity of experiences.
    - Sheikh Khalifa Hospital, Ministry of Health
  • Interesting and valuable healthcare information summit.
    - Dilip Kamalon, American Hospital Dubais
  • Well managed symposium with very good quality and innovative, knowledgeable lectures.
    - Khadija Mohd, SEHA Corniche Hospital
  • A well-organized event with excellent sessions and a good platform to learn about technology advancements.
    - Izeddin Abdalla, Rashid Hospital
  • The event has proven to be an excellent source of information on strategies for healthcare transformation in the region.
    - Mirza Ali, Mediclinic
  • It was a great pleasure for me to attend the 3rd MEHIS summit, this year the event was very much successful and full of knowledge. In addition the registration, location and hosting was great.
    - Dr Taghreed, King Saud Bin Aziz University for Health Sciences